Olympic bids to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games are readying for important presentations to members of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) at the organization’s General Assembly due to be held in Doha, Qatar next week.
The annual meeting is a key event on the international sport calendar drawing about 1,000 delegates from 206 nations around the world.
It will be the first opportunity for bid committees to present their Olympic projects to the National Olympic Committees and they will be allotted 20-minutes, and six on-stage delegates to make an impression.
Mayor Anne Hidalgo is set to lead the Paris 2024 contingent along with bid co-chairs Bernard Lapasset and Tony Estanguet.
The bid team will aim to “present its unique vision to deliver a thrilling and memorable Games that places Olympism and Olympic and Paralympic sport firmly at the heart of everyday life in Paris and across France,” according to a statement released Thursday.
Mayor Hidalgo said “our vision for the 2024 Games – which is completely aligned to the city’s long-term sports, economic, social and environmental strategies – is advancing very well, but it is important that we work with all Olympic stakeholders, including the NOCs, to deliver a Games that creates an environment of comfort and convenience that enables the athletes to compete at their very best.
Lapasset said “we are delighted to be travelling to the ANOC General Assembly to underline our commitment to working with NOCs to deliver an outstanding Olympic and Paralympic experience in the City of Light in 2024. It is critical to build this project together sharing our common experiences and best practices.”